Table 1

Laboratory findings during the course of the syndrome

Laboratory parameters

5th day of illness (admission to another hospital)

15th day of illness (admission to our hospital)

17th day of illness (initiation of prednisone)

20th day of illness

(3rd day on prednisone)

57th day of illness (termination of prednisone)


Leukocytes (/μl)

26,500

25,050

22,770

15,550

13,140

Neutrophils (%)

47

71

74

54

19

Lymphocytes (%)

40

21

18

32

73

Hemoglobin (g/dl)

11.9

9.8

9.2

9.5

14.2

Platelets (/μl)

559,000

986,000

807,000

889,000

491,000

ESR (mm/1st hour)

57

100

102

59

4

CRP (mg/l)

100

30

60

12

3

Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dl)

22

11

13

14

21

Serum creatinine (mg/dl)

0.5

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.5

Serum potassium (meq/l)

4.8

4.3

3.6

3.5

4.5

Serum sodium (meq/l)

137

135

135

135

138

AST (IU/l)

37

46

34

27

42

ALT (IU/l)

11

17

21

22

15


Makis et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2010 4:281   doi:10.1186/1752-1947-4-281

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